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UNFCCC Publishes Portugal’s 2010 GHG Inventory Report

11 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2010/PRT) of the individual review of the annual submission of Portugal.

In the report, the Expert Review Team (ERT) finds that Portugal's inventory submission has been prepared and reported in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines. The inventory submission is complete and Portugal has submitted a complete set of common reporting format (CRF) tables for the years 1990–2008, and an national inventory report (NIR). These are complete in terms of geographical coverage (except Kyoto Protocol (KP)- LULUCF emission and removal estimates that do not include the Azores and Madeira territories), years and sectors, as well as complete in terms of categories and gases. Some of the categories, particularly in the energy sector (N2O fugitive emissions from flaring), the agriculture sector (CH4 from soils) and the LULUCF sector (carbon dioxide from grassland remaining grassland and carbon dioxide from lime application), were reported as not estimated. The ERT recommends that Portugal provide estimates for these categories in its next annual submission, in order to improve completeness, giving priority to missing categories for which the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC good practice guidance for LULUCF provide estimation methodologies. Portugal's inventory is in line with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines, and generally in line with the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC good practice guidance for LULUCF.

The ERT identifies some deviations from the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC good practice guidance for LULUCF, which Portugal should address in its next annual submission. [Publication: Report of the Individual Review of the Annual Submission of Portugal Submitted in 2010]